Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of BPH?

Most symptoms of BPH start gradually. One symptom is the need to get up more often at night to urinate. Another symptom is the need to empty the bladder often during the day. Other symptoms include difficulty in starting the urine flow and dribbling after urination ends. The size and strength of the urine stream may decrease.

These symptoms can be caused by other things besides BPH. They may be signs of more serious diseases, such as a bladder infection or bladder cancer. Tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms, so he or she can decide which tests to use to find the possible cause.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/14
Created: 09/00

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

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